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Lion Energy  |  SKU: LE-50170143

Lion Energy Safari UT 1300 12V 105Ah Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) Battery 50170143

$899.00 $1,033.99

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Description

12V 105Ah Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) Battery

Made from the safest, highest-grade lithium iron phosphate, this battery outperforms the rest and replaces lead-acid batteries for energy storage and for auxiliary power. Enjoy all these great benefits of lead-acid:

  • Last Longer – Limited lifetime warranty*
  • Maintenance Free – Retains charge for up to 2 years, no trickle charging or fluids needed
  • Fast Charging and Lightweight – 15% faster charging with a smart Battery Management System (BMS) and only 23 lbs
  • Longer Run Time – Camp 2x longer, lift and dump 4x more on a single charge with 150A continuous output.

*See manual for details

MONEY SPENT WISELY
How do I justify the bigger investment in a lithium battery?

First Factor – Size - Our UT 1300 lithium iron phosphate 105 Ah/1344Wh/100A battery, is a stanard 24 size, smaller than typical group 27 or 31 AGM / lead acid. This means that you may be able to fit an extra battery in your battery box!

Second Factor - Weight - traditional lead acid batteries often weigh more than 50lbs. Our lithium batteries weigh 23 lbs. or less. When you travel or have to lift the battery, that extra weight makes a big difference.

Third Factor- Usage - With the UT 1300 you camp 2x longer than using lead acid batteries because you can use all the energy stored in our battery compared to only being able to use about 50% in a lead acid battery. You can also use the UT 1300 on its side, end, or even upside down because there's no acid to worry about spilling out or emitting toxic fumes.

So, one lithium battery is basically equal to two AGM/lead acid batteries as far as everyday usage. The average price for two AGM/lead acid batteries is going to be about $500 to $600 and they don't last nearly as long so you'll have to replace them every 3-5 years. For example, an AGM/lead acid battery is limited to 200 -500 times, depending on how well it is taken care of and regularly maintained. Our LifePO4 batteries have 3500+ cycles. That is approximately 8X the life cycle. Considering these 2 factors – being able to run them 2X longer, and the fact that they have 8X more life cycles - our UT1300 is equal to nearly 16 AGM/lead acid batteries.

Fourth Factor - Warranty - The average warranty for AGM/lead acid Batteries is 3-5 years. Even then, if it needs to be returned, it is a prorated refund. Our UT 1300 has a limited Lifetime Warranty. This means that once you buy one of our batteries, you're set for life.

So, with a smaller size, lighter weight, longer usage, and a lifetime warranty, the Lion UT 1300 lithium battery is an exceptional value.

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LION SAFARI UT 1300 CAN POWER

  • RV's
  • Trailers
  • Dump Trailers
  • Homes
  • Houseboats
  • Trolling Motor
  • Bus
  • Overlanders
  • Tiny Homes
  • Sprinter Vans
  • Golf Carts
  • Boating & Sailboat

THE BENEFITS
There are a lot of things to love about the Safari UT 1300: its lightweight for easy use and transportation, its long lifespan to camp 2X longer, and its ability to recharge from renewable sources. It will provide renewable energy for years to come.

Weighs Less
At only 23 lbs, and a standard group 24 size (small footprint), the Safari UT 1300 is about 1/2 the weight of traditional batteries yet exceptionally powerful.

Safety
Made from Lithium Iron Phosphate, it's the safest lithium battery on the market. You can use it indoors or outdoors. It doesn't use potentially volatile chemistry.

Lasts Longer
Long-lasting life cycles at 3,500+ using the full depth of discharge (DOD) and still has the power to spare. It can hold a charge for up to 2 years.

Renewable Solar Batteries
Use the power of the sun to fully recharge the UT 1300 in as little as 7 hrs. That way you can stay as long as you want.

Camp 2X As Long
Standard lead acid batteries give you 50% usable energy or Ah. The Safari UT 1300 gives you 100% usage or all 105Ah. You'll be able to go camping 2X as long on a single charge as lead acid.

Expandable for More Power
One Safari UT 1300 has 150A continuously and a 900A peak discharge. If you need more, they can be connected in parallel or in series to get even energy storage and more power.

Zero Maintenance
No acid or water. No trickle charging. No mess. The Safari UT 1300 just works, day in and day out.

Lifetime Warranty
The Safari UT 1300 comes with a limited lifetime warranty and is the last battery you'll probably ever need. Using Lithium Iron Phosphate technology, it can be drained and recharged over 3,500 times, years and years longer than Lead Acid batteries.

Environmentally Friendly
The Safari UT 1300 produces zero emissions or carbon footprint during use, emits no greenhouse gases, and does not damage the environment. It's good for you and the planet.

BATTERY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (BMS)

Our Safari UT battery series comes with our own proprietary BMS that will protect your battery from harm. It's like having a personal bodyguard for your battery.

The Safari UT series all have an internal Battery Management System (BMS) that acts as a safety net to shut down the battery if it is out of parameters. This prevents the battery from overcharging or discharging as well as operating outside of the temperature range.

WHERE TO USE YOUR LITHIUM IRON PHOSPHATE BATTERIES

Life on Your Terms
This very well could be the last battery you ever have to buy. Easily replace traditional lead acid batteries to power your motorhome, RV, Overlander, bus, tiny home, houseboat, trolling motor, outbuildings, and more.

We have created a step-by-step walkthrough on how to use the Safari UT 1300 for either:

  • Camping / RV Use
  • Marine / Water Use

Be Prepared To Power Anything
In addition to powering all your toys, you can also use your Safari Lithium Iron Phosphate Batteries to be prepared for any emergency.

The Lion Energy DIY Solar Kit lets you harness the power of the sun, store the energy in your Safari UT 1300 batteries, and convert it to power for your devices, tools, lights, and many other power needs. Use the DIY Kit for your shed, cabin, gazebo, campsite, or outdoor adventure.

HOW THE SAFARI UT 1300 STACKS UP TO OTHERS

  • The Safari UT 1300 is the lightest Lithium Iron Phosphate battery in its class by more than a bunch. This makes a HUGE difference when you're looking at the overall weight capacity for your RV, Trailer, or outdoor rig.
  • Because we use prismatic cells vs cylindrical cells, we can pack more power in a smaller unit.
  • The Safari UT 1300 has a limited lifetime warranty. It may be the last battery you'll ever buy. Everyone else offers only a 3 to 11 years warranty and is often prorated.
  • When you look at the price per watt basis and the extended life and usage capacity, the Safari UT 1300 gives you outstanding performance.


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Frequently Asked Questions


What is the Safari UT1300?

The Safari UT 1300 is the latest in Lithium battery technology. It replaces traditional deep cycle lead acid batteries with the safest Lithium Iron Phosphate. It is a drop in or "plug and play" battery because you can remove the deep cycle lead acid battery from your RV or boat and replace it with this superior preforming battery. It is used for auxiliary power and home energy storage too. It is not designed for cold cranking or as a startup battery for vehicles.

What does the Safari UT1300 power?

The Safari UT 1300 is an amazing Lithium Iron Phosphate battery that can be used for auxiliary power in RV's trailers, motorhomes, boats, cabins, sheds, gazebos, dump trailers, and where you need a reliable sources of stored energy. It replaces lead acid batteries and provides twice the energy because all of its energy (amp hours) can be used instead of only ~50% like lead acid batteries provide. For example, use it in an RV to power slide outs, lights, microwave, TV, AC, etc and get 2X the camping time on a single charge than a lead acid battery. Want to use it to power a trolling motor? No problem, and you'll get not only a longer use time, but it also weighs less than half a lead acid battery and that's a big deal in a boat. How about using it to store energy at a cabin so you can power lights, TV, and more? Yes, you can use it for that too. It can use 100% of the Ah stored in it and can be recharge over 3,500 times and still have 80% of its capacity left. (Note: The Safari UT 1300 is not a battery to use for starting vehicles.)

How long does it last? More about the Limited Lifetime Warrenty.

The life of this Lithium battery is about 14 times that of deep cycle lead acid batteries. The Safari UT 1300 is a lifetime battery and comes with a limited lifetime warranty. It's that good! Life Cycles – each of our Battery Warranties has a Cycle Count warrantee component – this is the number of cycles we warrant the battery to be able to withstand and still yield the stated percentage of original battery life. For example, our UT1300 Battery is warranted for 3,500 Cycles up to 100% Depth of Discharge with 80% of original battery life remaining. This simply means that the consumer can fully discharge this battery 3,500 times and we warranty that it will still have 80% of the original 105 Amp Hours (80% X 105 = 84 Amp Hours) Remaining.

How long can the UT 1300 hold a charge?

It will maintain its charge for up to 2 years without having to charge it. This is known as shelf life or storage life. However, we recommend using it more frequently, in the house, outside, on adventures, and for emergencies.

Can it store solar power?

The Safari UT 1300 is a great energy storage unit for solar power from panels on homes, cabins, businesses, and RV's. It can harness the power of the sun. You'll need a charge controller between the solar panel and the Safari UT 1300 to regulate the energy flow from the panel(s) to the UT.

Do I have to maintain it?

The Safari UT 1300 is virtually maintenance free, meaning you don't have to use it or even trickle charge it every 3-4 months, deal with messy acid or water since it doesn't have any, or remove it from your vehicle and store it for the next season. It can hold its charge for up to 2 years and can be recharged and used over and over again for years and years.

Is it good in bad weather?

The Safari UT 1300 performs better than lead acid batteries in most weather conditions. It can charge between temps of 32 to 113° F and can discharge between -4 to 131° F. Outside these ranges it can discharge at a lower rate. It is water resistant too.

How big is it?

The Safari UT 1300 weighs in at just 23 pounds and is the same 24 Group as other standard small footprint batteries. The dimensions are 10.2" L X 6.6" W X 8.8" H

What's the rated capacity?

The Safari UT 1300 is commonly referred to as a 12V, 105Ah (how much energy is stored in it), 1344Wh. Technically, it is called Nominal Voltage at 12.8V and 105Ah. It can output 900A peak, then approximately 250A for one minute and 150A continuously.

Can it be put in series or parallel?

Yes. You can increase the voltage in a Safari UT 1300 system by connecting them together from 12V up to 48V total (series). For example, 4 batteries connected together via + to - posts will make the four 12V become a 48V system. You can also increase the Amp Hours (Ah) from 105Ah up to 420Ah (parallel) by connecting them together via + to + and - to -.

What are the battery charging parameters

We recommend setting all voltage to 13.9V, with a max of 14.6V. End amps or tail amps need to be set as low as possible and inverter low voltage needs to be set to 11.5V. Victron inverters charger and charge controllers should be set to 13.9V for a 12V inverter and 27.8V for 24V inverters. We recommend a good lithium charger.

What is a BMS?

The Safari UT 1300 has a smart internal Battery Management System (BMS) that acts as a safety net to shut down the battery if it is out of the parameters. This prevents the battery from over charging or discharging as well as operating outside of the temperature range.

Can I use my standard charger?

Yes! You could use a standard battery charger to charge the Safari UT 1300 and it will charge the battery. However, since most chargers are designed for a lead acid battery, they will not charge a UT 1300 completely. It usually puts the Safari UT 1300 at about 80-85% full. For best performance, we recommend a lithium charger, or a charger that can put 13.9V-14.6V into the battery

Can I charge the Safari UT 1300 from an alternator?

Yes. To prevent possible damage to your alternator, we recommend using the Redarc (Model #BCDC1225D), which is a DC-DC charger. It will safely charge your batteries while you are driving.

Can I use a heating element to keep my Lithium batteries above freezing?

If you want to use some type of heating element to keep the battery above freezing, you may want to use our Lion Energy Battery Warmer. We recommend you keep the batteries in an enclosed and/or insulated area.

Documentation


Lion Energy Safari UT 1300

Specifications


Lion Energy Safari UT 1300

General 
Weight (pounds): 23
Dimensions - Inches (L x W x H): 10.2 x 6.6 x 8.8
Warranty:Limited Lifetime
Certification: FCC, UL 1642, RoHS, CE
Battery 
Battery Chemistry: Lithium Iron Phosphate Li-ion LiFePO4
Battery Capacity - Watt Hours (Wh):12.8V / 105Ah / 1,344Wh
Life Cycles: 3,500 - 6,000+
Shelf Life Up to 2 Years
Charging /Operating Temp: 32 to 113° F / -4 to 131° F
Series / Parallel: 12V to 24V to 36V to 48V / 105Ah to 210Ah to 315Ah to 420Ah
Water Resistant: IP65
Charge Rate 
Continuous Discharge Rate 150A
Recommended Charging Voltage - Volts (V):13.9V - 14.6V

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